25 March 2020
Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, has written to Mike Ashley and Tim Martin calling for them to set out the measures which their businesses are taking to support their employees during the current coronavirus crisis.
The letters outline a series of questions for JD Wetherspoons and Sports Direct regarding the payment and treatment of staff.
Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:
“Sports Direct and JD Wetherspoons are big names on our high streets, relying on the dedication and hard-work of their staff and the trust of customers for their success. At times of national crisis, it’s vital that businesses step up, do the right thing and stand by their workers and their customers. When many businesses are undertaking great work to support the national effort, it’s crucial that companies such as JD Wetherspoons and Sports Direct do all they can ensure their workers are properly protected and get the pay to which they are entitled.”